Message Number: YG6066 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-08-02 17:05:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Taz & Jazz Abnormal Tail

Erin Martin wrote:
> After taking a closer look I did notice black dots on their tails, I'm
> not familiar with rat tail or blackhead formation. If you wouldn't
> mind explaining those conditions I would really appreciate it, I will
> also try to search the internet for them. These are the first two
> ferrets I've ever owned, and thus far have had no health problems with
> them, so I'm not extremely familiar with ferret health threats or
> conditions. Thanks for your advice, I am a bit releived now : )

I'm not a vet, just a longtime ferret owner. My favorite treatment for
rattail is Johnson & Johnson's Clean & Clear Facial Scrub. Wet the tail,
apply some Clean & Clear and scrub it well with a soft tooth brush.
Rinse and scratch out any remaining blackheads with a toothpick. Repeat
daily for a couple of weeks.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if your mounted deer head has sunglasses and a ball cap.